Conversion Tracking is Essential for Effective SEO & SEM in 2016

From my post here in our picturesque Canadian national capital, Ottawa, Ontario, which has an abundance of interesting perspectives, even in the late winter and early spring, SEO and SEM continue to be among the very best online channels for generating significant sums of revenue and increasing business from the web in 2016. Many of the components of search engine optimization, search engine marketing and various forms of PPC advertising seem to be changing at lightning speed as titans such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook and Twitter battle fiercely for online attention and ad revenues… and a stake in the enormous business of our new digital economy.
In 2015, Google (a.k.a Alphabet) was the market leader (Statista) bringing in more than […]

SEO Principles to Focus on in 2013, from Ottawa: Don’t Get Lost in the Noise!

In my Ottawa SEO & SEM company, providing services for clients and connecting with colleagues, I often hear some version of the following question: What are the best practices for effective Search Engine Optimization in today’s rapidly changing world of search that will help me grow my business online, and not be completely wiped out by the next Google algorithm update?

What are the Principles of Search for 2013 and Why are They Important?
As the special mix of elements for successful search engine optimization, or SEO, and search engine marketing, or SEM, continue to evolve in 2013, it can sometimes be difficult to know what techniques should be used for both short-term gain and long-term sustainability. It’s easy to get confused […]

Search Engine Optimization Basics that will make your site shine in 2013… & beyond!

Does your site have what it takes to shine in Cyberspace?
What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is important whether you’re a small business owner in Ottawa, or in charge of a large corporate website in Toronto. SEO is the process of optimizing your webpages, and your website as whole, to be highly searchable by your target market in order to attract web traffic that is relevant to your offering, ultimately resulting in more customers for your business. SEO is what makes your site stand out in the ever-expanding universe of cyberspace.

If you have a solid SEO program in place for your site, potential customers will proactively find your webpages, using keywords of their choice, on the search […]

The Key to SEO: Using Meta Tags & Keywords to Improve Your Rankings!

The Anatomy of a Search Engine Result (Web Search Index Card)
In my meetings around Ottawa this fall, providing SEO Services to various companies, many clients, prospects, and web colleagues all seem to be asking me the same questions:

What is the information that comes up in a Google search?
Where does Google get this stuff?
What does this mean for my site?

What is a Search Engine Result?
The Search Engine Result is like an index card for your webpage in the library of the world wide web. The key to improve Search Engine Rankings and Optimization on Google or Bing-Yahoo is having this index card filled out with the proper SEO Meta Tags, using good Keywords, for each page on your site. Quite simply, if […]

Strategies for Creating & Writing High Quality Content for the Web with SEO Optimization Tips

When it comes to the web, you have likely heard the phrase, “Content is King.” More than ever these days, high quality web content is rewarded by search engines with high rankings in search results, and is more likely to be virally promoted in social media. This makes sense, as most of us don’t want to waste our time sifting through and reading reams of poor-quality or mediocre web pages to find the gems we’re looking for. So what exactly is great content for the web, and how do we create it?
Great Web Content is… well written, interesting information about a trending or popular subject that captures the attention of your target market (the folks you want your message to reach), […]